RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2018 — The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association is now accepting applications for its third annual NCRLA Chef Showdown, presented by Got to be NC. The culinary competition features the talents of chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists from across the state. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 4. “This one-of-a-kind competition […]
Despite tight budgets and bureaucratic hurdles, school nutrition directors are accessing more locally grown foods for area students.
Although originally lauded for its ability to stop erosion, kudzu fell from grace when its vigorous vines started to take over the landscape of the South. But a group of Asheville permaculture enthusiasts choose to view the plant in a more favorable light.
Press release from A-B Tech: Chef Christopher Bugher, a Culinary Instructor at A-B Tech, placed first with a gold medal in the Southeast regionals for the American Culinary Federation’s 2018 Chef of the Year. He will compete for the national title, July 15-18 in New Orleans. Bugher was named the ACF Chef of the Year […]
Press release from Folkmoot: In partnership with Western Carolina University, Folkmoot is proud to host a Lunar New Year event in Waynesville, NC. This lively event will feature Asian food, crafts and traditional Lunar New Year. The festivities will take place at the Folkmoot Friendship Center on Friday, February 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The […]
From rustic culinary classes to tea and scones, WNC food businesses are planning some creative ways to celebrate love.
Press release from N.C. Oyster 365: Durham, NC, January 31, 2018: Last Sunday, North Carolina represented at the Low Country Oyster Festival in Charleston, SC. The 35 annual event boasts the largest oyster festival in the country. But North Carolina can boast the fastest oyster shuckers, at least for last weekend’s contest. Tres Hundertmark of […]
Growing vegetables in limited daylight and freezing temperatures is no picnic. But Asheville-area winter markets feature a surprising selection of fresh, locally grown produce, thanks to savvy farmers.
Well-Bred Bakery and Café celebrates its 15th anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 10, with a discount for patrons. The business will offer 20 percent off all items all day, excluding catering and future special orders, at its original Weaverville location, says catering coordinator John Breckels. In addition to the location at 26 N. Main St., Weaverville, Well-Bred […]
From feeding the community at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries to starring in cooking videos with Ingles Market, this local chef is determined to inject some laughter into Asheville’s food scene.
PRESS RELEASE from Catawba Valley Brewing Co.: Morganton, NC and Charleston, SC – Catawba Valley Brewing Company is pleased to announce their completed purchase of Charleston, SC’s Palmetto Brewing Company. As announced in early November, the Pyatt family has retained 100% ownership of the combined entity. “Catawba and Palmetto have been working on this transaction […]
In WNC’s immigrant communities, the Thanksgiving table often holds a mix of American traditions and international flavors.
PRESS RELEASE from YMCA of Western North Carolina: Asheville, N.C., Nov. 21, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) to partner on a project to connect more eligible young people to child nutrition programs in rural areas of the state. The […]
PRESS RELEASE from Blossman Gas: November 16 – Swannanoa, NC – Blossman Gas, located at 170 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC is giving back to the WNC community by donating to MANNA FoodBank this holiday season. The store will donate a portion of the proceeds from residential propane gallons sold from November 20, 2017 to […]
PRESS RELEASE from MANNA FoodBank: ABOUT THE EVENT: Ingles Giving Tree Lighting Celebration! Monday, November 20, 5:00 PM Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite the community to attend a very special 25th annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. The Ingles […]
PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Yoga Center: Asheville, N.C., November 1, 2017 — One in four children in Western North Carolina are faced with hunger and the insecurity of not always knowing where their next meal will come from. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center is collecting food and cash donations for MANNA FoodBank […]
The recent Regional Food Waste Summit at Warren Wilson College provided a forum for Western North Carolina nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions and individuals to hash out the realities of the local food waste conundrum.
PRESS RELEASE from Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours: DURHAM, NC – Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is pleased to announce the addition of walking food tours in Charlotte and Asheville. Reservations can be made online at www.tastecarolina.com. Taste Carolina currently partners with 120 independent restaurants across nine cities. In addition to Charlotte and Asheville, it […]
PRESS RELEASE from French Broad Vignerons: The French Broad Vignerons are announcing their first Western North Carolina Winery Conference on Monday, November 6, at 9:AM at the Silver Fork Winery in centrally located in Morganton, NC. This conference is specifically targeted to the wineries of the Western North Carolina region including the mountains and western Piedmont and Appalachian wineries. The conference is open […]
Press release from ALDI Inc.: ARDEN, N.C. – Oct. 17, 2017 – Beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Arden store, located at 330 Airport Road. The Arden store is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently […]
Press release for Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC- Farming on a small farm requires significant labor, not just from the farmer herself, but from others as well. Sometimes these are family members, especially on small farms, but often farmers hire hourly workers or engage in apprenticeship programs to fill their labor needs. In 2015, Organic […]